To plant seeds of hope, change and opportunity in schools, individuals and communities in Cameroon and around the world through education, sports, and clean water.
In 2001, friends, colleagues and I created the Seek Ye Multipurpose Group in our home, Cameroon, Africa. Our grass roots mission was to provide:
Working within the heart of communities and their infrastructure, we’ve created a force of over 4,000 friends – interested in bettering our communities and ourselves. As a result of these efforts, Seek Ye grew into the Plant A Seed Foundation in 2010, a bi-continental organization in the United States and Cameroon. Combining the resources of both continents, we continue to plant seeds of hope and knowledge to grow strong communities in our home Cameroon and beyond.
- Ruth Akumbu, Founder
Ruth V. Akumbu was born in Bamenda, the N.W. Province of Cameroon in 1977. She left her parents at the age of 13 years to live with her uncle in Yaoundé, eight hours away so she could attend secondary school (junior high and high school). She received her high school certificate seven years later. She also had the privilege of learning French as Yaoundé is in the French-speaking zone of Cameroon. In 2001, she started a non-profit organization called, Seek Ye Multipurpose Group. Her work with this group enabled her to come to the USA where she has been living since 2002 working and financing the group’s activities. She lived in Minnesota for 2 1/2 years but had to leave because of the cold weather and came to Los Angeles where she now works in the entertainment industry. In 2007, she started a production company called Dreams And Visions Entertainment.
Michael Theophilus - Born in 1964 on the highlands of Bamenda Cameroon, Michael Theophilus believes that education is the key to overcoming poverty. On his return from the University in 1994, he observed that computers maintenance was absent in Cameroon. Computers were being shipped to France for basic maintenance. He founded Cameroon Association for computer Science and information Technology in 1995 and began training high school graduates in basic computer maintenance and upgrade. The program was a big success. In 2001, he was interviewed by the wife of the Dutch Consul and an article was written by his work in a Dutch Magazine. This lead to his accreditation as a member of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) International Telecommunication Union Headquarters and Palace des Nations Geneva - Switzerland.
Catherine Achu Lamfu - Catherine brings the following experiences to the Organization.
matthew_oquist - Matthew Oquist is the National Director of Development. contact at:
Rashel Mereness - Rashel Mereness is an Attorney at Law at the The Production Law Firm
Tim Evans - Helps with up keep of our computers.
Seth Barker - Helps with our newsletters and marketing of Plant A Seed to his school.
Benhan Tafla - Helps with office administration.
Pauline Ndifon - Administrator - Takes care of the office in Cameroon.
Elvis Akumbu - Administrative Assistant - Assists with field work.
you too! - volunteer, advisor, or board member - We are seeking volunteer staff and board members! Contact us for more information.